Date of Paper/Work

5-2018

Type of Paper/Work

Systems Change Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Lisa Martin

Department/School

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Abstract

The PICO question that is the basis for this Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project is: What is the impact of integrating family centeredness into a project proposal to hospital administration when seeking approval of a new pediatric advanced heart failure and heart transplant model of care? In 2017 a strategic initiative was introduced to develop and implement the Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant program to avoid patient transfers out of the organization for these services. It is optimal in the development of the Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant program to include a model of care which is family-centered, supports the mission of the organization, and meets the needs of its patients and families. Pediatric transplant patients and their families face unique challenges associated with extended hospitalizations. These challenges create family needs that need to be considered when designing a family-centered advanced heart failure and heart transplant program. Gaining an understanding of these family’s needs and incorporating them into a model of care will be essential for developing a sustainable, high-quality program.

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